2015 Bacigalupi Vineyard 'Old Vine' Zinfandel - 92 points WE

Sourced from a one-acre parcel of the famed Bacigalupi Vineyard, these head pruned old vines date back prior to 1950 with an estimated age of 90-100 years. Notoriously difficult to farm, this heritage vineyard site is a treasure.

A nearly perfect vintage for Zinfandel, 2015 was characterized by dry, hot days and cooling nights resulting in a miniscule 1.5 tons produced from this one-acre parcel. Yields were our lowest yet in 2015, but the quality of the fruit was incredible.

After a rigorous sorting process, the zin was de-stemmed to T-Bins and gently hand punched down one time per day to minimize tannin and extraction. The resulting wine was sent to 100% neutral barrels for 14 months of which four made the final cut for the finished wine. 100 Cases made.

Region/Appellation:
Russian River Valley
Vineyard:
Bacigalupi Vineyard
Composition:
100% Zinfandel
Harvested:
9/5/15
Aging:
14 months neutral French Oak
Alchohol:
14.9%
pH:
3.65
Residual Sugar:
N/A
Winemaker:
John Fones